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Recovery Technician (Eye Bank)

Company: Lions VisionGift
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Description:
Make a difference in the lives of others by helping give the gift of sight! Lions VisionGift is a non-profit organization founded in 1975 by Lions Clubs of Oregon, which recognized the need for an eye bank to provide ocular tissue for transplants, research and medical education. Since its inception, over 65,000 people have received the gift of sight from tissue procured and screened by Lions VisionGift, which works closely with transplant surgeons. Additionally, ocular tissues have been utilized for valuable research projects and surgical training. Please visit for more information on our organization. LVG is currently offering a challenging and rewarding Recovery Technician position at our Portland location. This position is primarily responsible for recovering human eye tissue from post-mortem donors for transplant, research and educational purposes. Examples of responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating recoveries with Donor Referral Line staff;
  • Post-mortem removal of human donor eye tissue for transplant, research, and medical education purposes according to standard operating procedures;
  • Surgical tissue preservation;
  • Laboratory and supply tasks;
  • Assistance in training and onboarding new technicians;
  • Other duties as assigned. In-house training is provided. Preference will be given to applicants with experience or course work in biological sciences, allied health, or medical technology. There are two open positions: Thursday, Friday, Saturday and every other Wednesday. This is an overnight position, typically 6pm-6am. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday. This is a day position, typically 6am-6pm. Hourly rate is $18.20/hr. plus shift differential. Cell phone Stipend. Requirements:
    Requirements
    • Must be detail-oriented and able to follow directives and work independently.
    • Have a valid driver's license with an excellent driving record and reliable, insured vehicle.
    • Some travel outside the Portland metro area (within a reasonable driving distance) may be required. In addition to the hourly wage, Lions VisionGift offers a generous benefit package including, but not limited to: - Shift differentials for nights & weekends - Medical, dental, and vision employee premiums paid in full - Employer-funded HRA - $20,000 employer-paid life insurance policy - Employer-paid short-term disability - Voluntary benefits - Paid parental leave after 1 year of service - And more! NOTICE TO APPLICANTS: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet 100% of the qualifications listed in the job post. We are more interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every qualification listed. If you are unsure if you meet the qualifications of this role please email hr@visiongift.org to discuss your application. Please read this job description carefully and ask for clarification if you have difficulty understanding the functions of this job. Please describe any accommodations that you need in order to perform this job. COVID-19: We require all employees be vaccinated or have a medical or religious exemption that prohibits vaccination. You must let HR know during the interview process if you need an exemption. You are required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination when a job offer is extended. Please reach out to HR at HR@visiongift.org . PM19 PI185380081

Keywords: Lions VisionGift, Portland , Recovery Technician (Eye Bank), Professions , Portland, Oregon

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